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DOS - 1986

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Apple II - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Alt name Transylvania!
Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Europe, Horror, Interactive Fiction, Vampires, Werewolves
Publisher Polarware
Developer Polarware
Perspectives 1st-Person, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on current version (works best on 0.70)
3.72 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Transylvania

The first in the Transylvania series is one of Polarware's best known games.

The plot is not very unique: as the name suggests, the story takes place in land of the vampires and involves the evil vampires, ghosts, and the like. Your task is to prevent the archevil vampire from ruling Transylvania.

A decent game, if not very original, and actually has a robust parser that understands synonyms of the most commonly-used verbs. Remember to run away from evil creatures when they (randomly) find you :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

ZIN 2022-09-24 0 point

If the vampire doesn't appear, it's because you are carrying the garlic...

B 2021-11-25 1 point DOS version

The vampire won’t appear so I can kill him. I just keep wandering all through the castle ad he never appears.

Abran 2021-07-30 1 point


Slims 2020-09-22 1 point

To answer some questions here.
To get the graphics press enter.
To save the game you go "save game". It asks 1, 2, or 3. You type whatever save file you want. It while say "I don't understand even if it has worked. To go back the save game type "restore game". It will ask you which file and you reply with whatever file you already have saved it with.

Robin 2020-09-11 1 point DOS version

Okay, but how do I save my game in the DOS version? I type in "save" and get a message asking "save 1,2, or 3?" I type in a number and the game says "I don't understand". I might actually enjoy this game more if I could save my progress.

jeff 2020-04-22 0 point

I remember this game from when I was at school..still not bad though for its age.

Jeff 2016-08-27 -1 point Mac version

Am I still able to buy this game for my apple book 1400cs

rfk123 2015-06-01 4 points DOS version

that f**ing werewolf! for f*cks sake!

havar 2011-10-19 -1 point DOS version

Push enter to show graphics

havar 2011-07-10 -2 points DOS version

I was wondering the same...

hobbes38 2010-02-20 0 point DOS version

how do you make the graphics come out?

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